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Beau Brummell heads Kennedy treble at Timaru
“We think, as he continues to strengthen, that he’ll continue to improve as a four and five-year-old.”
LOVERACING.NZ News Desk | April 24, 2024
Beau Brummell strides clear to score comfortably under Warren Kennedy at Phar Lap Raceway on Wednesday. Photo: Race Images South

Consistent three-year-old Beau Brummell commenced a successful journey south for jockey Warren Kennedy, who picked up a trio of winners at Phar Lap Raceway on Wednesday.

Kennedy has made regular visits to the South Island this season to partner Te Akau Racing’s Riccarton-based contingent, while also in pursuit of the jockeys’ premiership, which he currently leads by 14 wins with 104, to Michael McNab’s 91.

Beau Brummell has also made his presence felt this season, with five starts for two victories and a fourth placing in the Listed Southland Guineas (1600m) and was an overwhelming $1.30 favourite to add a third success to his record in the Jon Snow & Echoes Of Heaven @ Clearview Park Mile (1600m).

The son of Embellish settled into stride comfortably behind the speed and never looked in doubt as he swept clear down the straight to score by 2- 1/4 lengths to Soul Destroyer.

Mark Walker, who prepares Beau Brummell in partnership with Sam Bergerson, was pleased to see the Te Akau Stud homebred continue to perform.

“He’s starting to become really consistent, winning three of his six starts, and it was another nice ride of Warren’s to give him a great trip,” Walker said.

“Like most of the progeny by Embellish, he’s a horse that’s maturing with a bit of time.

“We think, as he continues to strengthen, that he’ll continue to improve as a four and five-year-old.”

Bred and co-raced by Te Akau principal David Ellis and Karyn Fenton-Ellis, the gelding has earned $54,195 in six starts.

Beau Brummell is out of an unraced Pentire mare in Fashion Forward, however his granddam Marie Claire was placed in a Gr.1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) and won at Listed level.

Kennedy continued his winning roll with a race-to-race double in Race 5 and 6, saluting aboard promising John Blackadder-trained mare Yoshime in the Entain-NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m), before adding another in the tangerine silks with French Rose taking out the Central Districts Trainers Association Sprint (1200m). 

He was narrowly denied a fourth victory in the last aboard Can’t Kach Me, going down by less than a length to Te Akau stablemate Our Milly Bee, who was guided by Ashvin Goindasamy.

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